swing 002 thumbThursday at midnight, with replays Friday at 10 PM and Saturday morning at 11, tune in for an all-new edition of Radio Free Charleston International, as we bring you the first of two entire shows dedicated to SWING MUSIC!

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A little-known fact about your PopCulteer (and RFC host) is that I love Swing Music. I love the old stuff, the new stuff and everything that swings in between. I was raised on Sinatra and got hit with the Swing bug once again early in my college years when Joe Jackson releasd his Jumpin’ Jive album. I was tickled to death when the Swing Revival hit about twenty years ago and I was able to share new Swing music with my father before he passed away.

This week and next expect an exciting and totally non-chronological presentation of the most jumpin’ music you’ll ever hear. Expect eveything from Benny Goodman to Brian Setzer, Ella Fitzgerald to The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Glenn Miller to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. I’m going to bring you music from Louis Prima, Royal Crown Revue, Erskine Hawkins, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies…I could go on all day.

We’ll even bring you Swing turns from artists like The Clash, Emerson Lake and Palmer, David Lee Roth, Eartha Kitt, Tom Jones, and Oingo Boingo. You will hear old favorites and brand new stuff that’ll blow your socks off! Our background music this week is “Stardust” by Artie Shaw.

I had an absolute blast putting these two special Swing-themed episodes of RFC International together and I think you’ll get a jolt out of how much fun this music can be.  It all kicks off at midnight, Thursday, with a replay Friday at 10 PM and Saturday at 11 AM, on Appalachian Independent Radio. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

Special Thanks once again to Mitch O’Connell for this week’s art.

Tune in to hear the first of our two shows that ACTUALLY MEAN A THING!

Our playlist…

Joe Jackson  “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing”

Glen Gray  “Casa Loma Stomp”
Louis Prima  “Buona Sera”
Jools Holland & Kt Tunstall “Night & Day”
Royal Crown Revue  “The Rise And Fall Of The Great Mondello”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  “Hey Now, Hey Now”

Oingo Boingo  “Minnie The Moocher”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Jump Jive ‘n Wail”
Bonzo Dog Band  “Tubas In The Moonlight”
Bill Haley & His Comets  “Rock This Joint”
Raymond Scott  “The Toy Trumpet

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies  “Ding Dong Daddy of the D Car Line”
Squirrel Nut Zippers  “Put A Lid On It”
Pardon Me Boys  “Stairway to Heaven”
Atomic Fireballs  “The Man With The Hex”
Ella Fitzgerald  “Air Mail Special”

Tom Jones  “St. James Infirmary Blues”
Glenn Miller and the Air Force Band  “St. Louis Blues March”

Ruth Brown “Lucky Lips”
Benny Goodman  “Sing Sing Sing”
The New Morty Show  “Enter Sandman”

Big Joe Turner  “Boogie Woogie Country Girl”
Emerson Lake and Palmer  “Honky Tonk Train Blues”
Ronnie Lane and Pete Townsend  “Catmelody”
The Clash  “Look Here”
Fats Waller  “Handful of Keys”

Cab Calloway  “Do You Want To Jump, Children”
Eartha Kitt  “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
Der Dritte Raum  “Swing Bop”
Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grapelli  “Topsy” (I totally announce the wrong song title in the show)